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Advanced Literature Course
As a teacher, one of my roles is to ensure that I use the most appropriate resources during my lessons. The selection of the books and other reading materials should be carefully done. This should be done in accordance with the general curriculum and specific lesson objectives. In this regard, if given an opportunity to teach English Literature for the Advanced Secondary students, I will be obliged to do my best. Regarding the use of textbooks, I would have to make an informed selection. This will help me in determining the extent at which I will accomplish my goals.
A teacher is a reader and should be knowledgeable about different authors and their publications. When charged with a responsibility of choosing between Stephen Crane and Edgar Poe, I would settle on the former. I prefer him to Poe because of his enthusiastic literary works which have greatly influenced many writers. In fact, his literary ideologies are still in use by the contemporary writers. His language, stylistic devices and themes are relevant to high school students.
Some of the major issues of concern in this subject include culture, socialization, religion, ethics, unity, courage, and hard work. These are the qualities which literature aims to instill in learners. In my opinion as a teacher, the use of Crane’s works will enable me to do this much easily. First, his language is so simple and does not involve the use of complex words and vocabulary. This makes it possible for learners to read the text, understand, synthesize and give their own interpretations without necessarily relying on the teacher.
Crane is credited as a naturalist writer. In his writings, he adopted the concepts of realism, naturalism and imperialism to explore the themes of social isolation, fear and spiritual crises. As already highlighted, these are some of.............
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